Woodbury Earth Day Festival, presented by Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC), is excited to announce the return of the popular Watershed Treasure Hunt - a twist on the classic scavenger hunt game. In the Watershed Treasure Hunt, participants will receive clues leading them to natural and historic “treasures” of the Pomperaug Watershed and include stops in Southbury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Washington, Watertown, and Bethlehem, CT. Teams will earn points for each clue completed and prizes will be awarded to the three highest scoring teams. Tie breakers will be determined by which team submits their completed clues the earliest.
“This is a great way to team up with friends and family to enjoy the beauty of spring in northwestern Connecticut. If you like, there are also fantastic restaurants, ice-cream shops, breweries, wineries and more along the way. By solving the clues, you and your team will track down lots of ‘Insta-worthy’ natural wonders and historic locations. Bonus points are available for sharing photos and social media posts, so click away. Just hop in a car with your team and challenge your friends to the Pomperaug Watershed Treasure Hunt.” said Hailey McKeever, PRWC Outreach Coordinator and Woodbury Earth Day Chair.
Visit the Treasure Hunt page for full details, a list of prizes, and to pre-register. Participants can register themselves or a team for $25. All proceeds benefit the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition's work to protect and restore local water resources. Clues will be released to teams beginning at noon on Earth Day - April 22. Those that complete the clues and submit their answers by midnight on May 15 will have the opportunity to win prizes. The more points collected from answering the treasure hunt clues, the more likely a team is to win one of the top three prize packages. All teams that register and submit their completed form by May 15 will be entered for a chance to win a PRWC Swag Package.
In addition to the Watershed Treasure Hunt, earth month festivities will feature a mix of environmental workshops, hikes, stewardship volunteer opportunities and virtual and in-person programs throughout April culminating in the return of the Woodbury Earth Day Festival on April 30 in Hollow Park, Woodbury.
For more information, to enter the Watershed Treasure Hunt, and for a schedule of Earth Month offerings and activities, click here.